Puzzle Life.......

As children we all played with those "connect the dots" puzzles. We would trace along the numbers from 1 to 2 to 3 ...until suddenly a picture appeared. It always amazed me that when it was just a page of hapless numbers, I was unable to see what it was meant to be and even as I traced along through the numbers, the meaning of the picture often remained a mystery until the end. The odd thing is, once the picture appeared, it was easy to see the outline and I would wonder why I hadn't been able to guess it earlier.

Life is a lot like a "connect the dots" puzzle. The direction of our life takes many turns, changing jobs leading to new relationships, lessons learned from bad choices guiding us towards inward reflection, one casual decision moves us toward an unsuspecting detour, while our purpose in life remains unclear to us. And as we trace along more and more "dots" in our life, what appeared as random events, fall together with profound meaning. We begin to glimpse our direction and what once was a puzzle to us suddenly becomes clear.

Maybe it is part of a bigger plan, maybe it is hindsight, but what was once the big mistake we thought we'd regret forever becomes the lesson that taught us compassion, the cherished friendships carefully nurtured over the years holds us close when crisis strikes, and the unsuspecting detour leads us safely toward home.
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For as far back as I can remember life has been filled with twists and turns. At the time that things happen I wonder why and would be left with regrets. As we move on past that it is clear to see why things turned the way they did. The regrets fade and I see a clearer picture. I have learned what patience is all about. I always felt as if the meek only inherit the sh*t, but now see that in reality we do inherit the earth if we are patient. Good blog! peace
Hey steveno, I say this everytime I read anything you write you are truly a wise man. I hope that one day I can be like you. You don't even realize how much you've effected my life I thank you!thumbs up yay yay YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
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Qassim, Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia

Mad as a box of frogs, but I’m honest, decent, and good fun. I prefer laughing to crying, smiling to frowning and believe in living as there's no point in sitting on your death bed wishing you'd done all the things you should have when you were young [read more]

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